Back in the Saddle again...

1 month, 3 weeks ago by chas d lind in Personal Sadhana Reports

 Dear Maharaja Hanumat Presaka Swami,

please accept my humble obeisances, All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Been awhile since writing and a lot has happened since moving from Texas to Florida.

HpS/ASA - Same for us!!! We went on a city tour with the Mayor of Brihuega.

Two months now and still unpacking boxes, though the essentials are surfacing, details and the office are still incognito.

The community is diverse, we are only 5 minutes away from a great variety of disciples & visitors. Getting used to the summers is the real practice of equanimity...I thought Houston was Hot!

HpS - Crododiles just submerge in the swamp with their noses sticking out, no?

Have two carpenter jobs, one for Pancha Tattva prabhu (a good friend of Maharaja Jayadvaita Swami) building a pump-house frame for his well and left on good terms, the second job is on-going for now, and that’s helping with the Bhaktivendanta Institute (BI) in Gainesville. Their facility is a Colonial Cross-Gable Georgian Mansion, built in 1929 (going on a hundred years soon).

Brahma-Tirtha Prabhu has hired my services and am working under Gaura-Vani Prabhu, our Brazilian project manager over the complete facility. Gaura-Vani has been a carpenter since he was 10 years old (he is 2 years younger than I). Very great opportunity to expound my skills and get good association, Sri Bhagavan is most merciful.

ASA - Man of wood.

Similar to your journey of filming your dedication to education and work, my journey I feel is in this current restoration project for the B.I. The skill set is high, my tools are still sharp, even after a 10-year hiatus in carpentry, so let's go for the job and all the wonderful association, best job I think I’ve had.

Great way to meet devotees.

Now finalizing packing for another journey for the San Francisco Ratha Yatra (SFRY)… what is amazing is that I can take the days off at B.I. and return to full time employment with no qualms. Lord Krishna fulfills my needs again, so much mercy in His plans, though I am not sure about next years seva, 2021 SFRY was strenuous but survivable, then after 2 days back a right inguinal-hernia popped out and was in emergency care four days. Guess best see if I survive 2022’s first and at least Jagannatha Swami Prabhu’s getting mellower after all these years. Will keep you posted on this.

Am wrapping up this meager correspondence at the USO rest-stop here at the Hobby Airport (didn’t know they had one!) Having a short lay-over on our journey to New Jagannatha Puri, then 6 days of Berkeley seva, please offer me some blessings, this could be intense.

Have discovered a focus in reading the Maha Bharata (started Krishna Dasa's write again), the "gaze of the Lion", or "Simhavalokana." A practice of fully injecting intentions in vision or other practices with spontaneity, seems to enhance my end results in projects.

Off to our next airport, hope to see you again soon!

All glories to the Vaisnava’s!

ASA - Super. Photos of the Rathayatra and Krsna-Balarama's visit to Braja from Dvaraja!

(((Nrishimha Bhoga))) Reporte JPJR dd

1 month, 3 weeks ago by Radha Japa in Personal Sadhana Reports

My Highly Remembered Gurudeva Please accept my most humble and respectful obeisances at Your beautiful lotus feet.

HpS - Lettuce feet. AGTSP!!

All glories to Sri Sri Radha Govinda!!! to the gopis of Vraja and the residents of vrndavam dham!!!

ASA - Photo of Radha kunda at Sunrise attached.

All Glories to Patita Pavana Srila Prabhupada!!!

All glories to You my dear Gurudev!!!

Please forgive me for being late in answering the question in Your last letter and for being late in my report.

ASA - We are also late in service Srila Prabhupada. Only his mercy makes our late offerings useful!

A lot of discouraging things happened regarding the festival...that left me perplexed...and I didn't want to bother you...until I understood things a little better myself...

ASA - What festival? Did you mention it before? We can take obstacles as inspiration for personal improvement or discouraging, no?

...I saw some close friends get very sad...and they wrote you a letter commenting that they were useless in ISKCON, only to clean floors. Then they told me they didn't send that letter because they said it was too depressive.

I was very surprised!! reading it because it reminded me a lot of an old letter I wrote to you, when I was not allowed to take second initiation. I didn't send it to you either.

But now they have recovered and thought it's just bad karma he has.

Very happy to see them better.

Here we have good news that Franco is dedicated to building a small space that will be a small temple to serve the last deities of Jagantha Baladeva Subadra that he carved.

HpS - Very nice! What has happened to Amala karuna Das in Cusco???

They are kept because where we live is very small and there is no place to care for them. We will put there all the deities that have come into our lives.

I think that perhaps this place had to be first so that Lord Jagannatha could go for a walk from here and then not keep it due to lack of space but continue attending to it.

In response to your question, the photo you sent me of Sri Jagannatha, Sri Baladeva and Srimati Subhadra is so beautiful!! Thank you very much! I find Lord Jaganntaha very gallant and charming. Like a teenager very well groomed and ready for his meeting with His Sri Radha!

When you wrote to me: look at the photo of sri jaganntha We think about how is your life?? This must be a great adventure!!

This reminded me of a letter I sent him telling him that I was worried about our life in Cordoba, etc... and since I realized that I wrote to him with the illusion that I can control my life, I deleted it.

I understood that she was worried about our life instead of worrying about Lord Jaganntha's life!! And how to make him happy! GURUDEV I thank you immensely!!!

Sometimes my faith in His protection gets weak but that's when I'm confused. When clarity comes to mind then I am happy knowing that He always protects us.

Of course I would love for us to do a Ratha Yatra!!! take them out for a walk and may Lord Jagannatha be happy! Hopefully we can make a magnificent festival for them! Not just one year but every year that we can see them here. May gopal, many children and new people meet and enjoy this festival! It is my greatest wish that it be so.

Many people from the past festival ask me for another festival! Even a girl wants to help by typing the permit!!!

Franco disarmed the mobile home to make a chariot for the Lord with it! !!! I suppose that when I finish making the temple, we can return to the float and the festival.

Spring is also coming and time to grow. Franco is always busy, sometimes I worry seeing him so tired. I hope this is the last build I do. I go out to make sales and I come home exhausted and with leg pain because I walk a lot. But I will help you as much as I can.

Regarding the Dance of Radha and the Bee, Franco downloaded many songs and one of them inspires me a lot for the final part of the dance... I hope you like it too. I plan to do it in three parts so I'll use three songs.

First part: The gopis see Udhava's chariot and talk among themselves. (only flute music)

Part Two: Udhava Approaches and Radha Goes Away (Musica Krsna premi mayi Radha by Ramya devi dasi)

Part Three: Radha talks to the bee. (Radhe Radhe Bolo from Madhava's)

I am always happy to hear your valuable opinion.. I am sure you were not mistaken when you wrote me about chapter 17 where krsna swallows the fire... It may be that you want dances of this pastime until the chapter Radha and the bee?? I hope life and energy will reach me to be able to do them..!!!

HpS - Do not remember Chapter 17?? Just Message of the Bee. Very happy.

I am very sad because Tulasi was growing beautiful... and suddenly tulasi has already left...and the other I am trying to revive... Here we have no association with devotees. And the Tulasi association makes me very, very happy. Now I feel that I cannot live without her anymore. Please Gurudev give us Your blessings so that we can always have the company of Srimati Tulasi devi. I think I know why she left.. I am begging Krsna and Her to help me move forward..but I cannot move forward without Her..I am begging Her mercy. Tulasi devi Maharani ki Jay!!!!

HpS - ASA - Hare Krsna.

Gopalito is growing well and healthy. You know that you are in Spain. Listening to Franco and me speak different types of Spanish, always practice😊 He knows that in Spain a different type of Spanish is spoken that he learned by listening to his class Radha y la bee with prabhu Jayanta Also because we see the cartoon: the Mayan bee that they say was my favorite as a child. I did not know that in the future my spiritual name would be related to bees and bumblebees😁😍

Thank you Gurudev. I wish you are happy in your beautiful sankirtan! May your movie turn out wonderful!! And make it a nice sermon!!

I was very happy to see the trailer of His movie and I hope to acquire the wonderful book tava pache pache soon.

Please accept obeisances from Franco and Gopal and please pray for us that despite our limitations we can take Lord Jagannatha out for a walk!!!! And let us always have the association of Tulasi Devi maharani!!!

Trying to please her beautiful lotus heart: Japa prati jalpa Radha devi dasi

P.S. Pics:

The photo where I am dancing in chosica was Her vyasa puja 2010 when I tried to do Radha and the bumblebee I wanted you to guess what that hobby was... apparently it didn't go well. We will try this 2 times. (It is a very high feeling to do it in Dance.. can I ask Sri Radha and Her friends to dance through us? It also seems very high to me.. I will do what I can..

Photos of the second event at Adi Sakhi's house.

franco when he lived in the temple ashram of buenos aires.

My Radharani puppet💖😍

And the construction of the small temple!

HpS - Awk! Only 42-minutes to prepare for reunion con Atul Krsna and Board of Examinations. Very inspiring your news. You are just as much of a Sannyasi as are we. Respects to the family. Look for big help from Krsna.

I am always confronted with obstacles from Godbrothers and devotees in ISKCON. My salvation is my personal relationship with Srila Prabhupada (for many transparent media, but direct experience). Tell your friends that they must get this. Then they can understand how to help the other ISKCON members.

Heart pain

1 month, 4 weeks ago by yajnasenidd in Personal Sadhana Reports

Dear Maharaj,


Husband constantly asks for separation since he started talking to his girl friend 2 years ago. We constantly telling him no such thing in our understanding. So the impasse. My struggle is aligning my mind’s vrittis, to accept the Tapasya that comes on this path whether it’s accepting a terrible husband (if krsna’s merciful maybe he’ll become less terrible) or living a single life. 

Lord Balaram invited us to make jewelry for Him. We only meditate on that painting of fruit vendor. We try to give Him all our fruits out of love, and hope He takes care of our life which we are unable to handle now in any way 🙏. He’s the ultimate shelter. Please pray for us that we can in this difficult period not lower Srila Prabhupad’s name with our actions 🙏.

Your fallen servant,


HpS-ASA --- Chant Hare Krsna and be happy. In Kali yuga we all go through these crazy situations, but..... the Holy Names are so nice that we can get immediate relief, for the current moment, for the current day eg Holy Name tells us to eat a peach and have a nap, and large scale adjustments eg. With clear explanation resign from this post or that.

We wrote out in great detail, no, our understanding of marriage etc in general and Kali yuga. Mandodari had a rather difficult marriage.

If husband falls into big moral morass for six years then O.K. to find a new protector/husband and hope he isn't worse. That is third class adjustment but we are Kali yuga people.

Gandhari could have emotionally left Dhrtarastra alone with his material desires to be King of have his sons be King, but (in the Peter Brook movie) she agreed to join him and help him with his emotions.

Have a heroic life.

A little about me

1 month, 4 weeks ago by dpsanchezm in Personal Sadhana Reports

Hare Krsna dear Gurudeva

Please accept our humble obeisances

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!!

I share some photos with friends, of my hobbies and my work. My friends are like my family here, because I am Colombian who has lived in Chile for 7 years.

This added to my spiritual life and my activities in the temple (garlands, cleaning, sometimes cooking for guests at SP Sunday) with great devotion.

Thank you very much Maharaja!!!

Your servant,

Diana Sánchez

HpS - ASA - AgtSP!!! Please accept our thanks and thanks of other Blog readers. Very happy photos. Are you and Sruti priya Devi Dasi sisters?

Hari Bolo!


More. Send photos of Janmastami festival.

Sraddha Telmo Ramirez

1 month, 4 weeks ago by hps in Personal Sadhana Reports


Telmo Ramirez,

Esteemed Father of Maria, esteemed wife of Abhirama Thakura Das, left his body on Saturday. Attached is his foto.

With all regard and respect let us meditate on his earthly form will chanting Holy Names as orientation for him in his progress to his next body!

Entusiasmo y determinacion, Retomando votos

Hare krishna Guru maharaja todas las Glorias a Srila Prabhupada.

Soy Sripati das de chile, hace mucho tiempo que no tengo comunicacion con usted pero a pesar de todo siempre esforzandome por tener una vida conciente de Krishna y buena asosiacion con [email protected]

HpS-ASA - Very intelligent person. AgtSP. Who always gives us good advice and inspires us to follow it.

Me doy valor y fuerza para poder escribirle esta carta, hace ya 13 años atras tome iniciacion con usted desde ahí la vida no a sido facil, muchas pruebas de vida, tomando buenas y malas desiciones, haciendome cargo de mi acciones y karma que estoy pagando en esta vida, gracias a krishna he podido salir adelante y hoy estoy aquí para contarle que nunca he dejado de seguir los principios regulativos,

pero NO canto todas mis rondas, quiero ser sincero en ese aspecto, pero la ultima vez que usted fue a chile fue el 2018 y pudimos hablar sobre poder retomar el vinculo de Guru y discipulo, tambien le comente sobre la sancion que tuve en el templo y las criticas hacia mí persona, la cual usted me menciono que aguantara todas esa criticas hacia mí, hoy en mi presente estoy bien, muy entusiasta por lo cual quiero comprometerme con usted a cantar las 16 rondas diariamente, tambien en esa oportunidad le mencione que tenia el deseo de tomar segunda iniciacion, hoy tengo ese deseo tanto de seguir aprendiendo y tomar responsabilidades en el templo y aprender el Arcana Vigraha y la adoracion a la Deidad,

tambien demostrarle tanto a usted como a la congregacion que soy un buen Vaisnava y que soy una persona que suma cosas buenas a la congregacion de ISKCON CHILE.

Tanto mi persona como la administracion del templo quieren saber que usted opina sobre si esta bien que yo tome segunda iniciacion.

HpS - Claro. Cuando estamos listos toma segunda iniciacion, entones 3, 4, 5, 6!!! Krsna creando mas y mas niveles de intamacy con El. Purificarte!

Por otra parte quiero contarle que estoy a 2 meses de casarme con Bhuvana Mohini d.d discipula de Bhakti Thirta Swami de mexico y esa ella una de las personas que me a animado mucho en todo mi proceso, tanto de seguir aprendiendo y tomar responsabilidad en mi vida Espiritual, ademas ella hace pasteles.

HpS - Espero todo bien!

Guru Maharaja me despido y quedo atento alguna respuesta de usted, estoy muy feliz de haberle escrito y sincerarme, saludos cordiales Sripati das.

HpS - Hare Krsna. Unos fotos de Vd. y la Mataji. Unas cartas de Jagannatha Carana Das.